Sence Valley Forest Park
The Park has become a good site for birds at all times of year. There is normally a reasonable variety of ducks and other waterfowl and often a few waders, both by the water and in the adjacent fields. In winter stonechat is a usual visitor and short-eared owls can often be seen. It is a hotspot for birds migrating in spring where Wheatear and Whinchat can be seen most years.
North of Ibstock on the A447 Ravenstone Road, LE67 6NW, North West Leicestershire.
Total species seen at this site: 157
This 60-hectare site is a former open-cast coal mine, which has been transformed with extensive tree planting and the creation of lakes, interlinked with a series of paths. There are good facilities for disabled visitors. At the centre of the site are a series of small lakes, some managed for wildlife and some for fishing. A hide overlooks one of the lakes. Large areas of conifers and mixed deciduous trees have been planted so this habitat should improve over time.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Banded Demoiselle||Calopteryx splendens||07/07/2019||sue|
|Black-tailed Skimmer||Orthetrum cancellatum||07/07/2019||sue|
|Yarrow Plume||Gillmeria pallidactyla||07/07/2019||sue|
|European Alder Leafminer||Fenusa dohrnii||07/07/2019||sue|
|Common Frog||Rana temporaria||07/07/2019||sue|
|Shaded Broad-bar||Scotopteryx chenopodiata||07/07/2019||sue|
|Ruddy Darter||Sympetrum sanguineum||07/07/2019||sue|
|Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing||Noctua fimbriata||07/07/2019||sue|
|Little Cosmet||Mompha raschkiella||07/07/2019||sue|
|Bee Orchid||Ophrys apifera||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
|Daisy||Bellis perennis||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|